We don’t just help organisations through situations and challenges they find themselves in. We also stay ahead of the curve by researching the trends, events and failings. By understanding the risks, we can act to close loopholes and make the world a safer place for individuals and organisations.
Our National Centre for Safeguarding Research carries out research to inform our lobbying for national policy reform, in order to raise the standards in safeguarding awareness and understanding.
The research we carry out focuses on issues, failings and vulnerabilities in the current system to help shape a safer society. From working alongside the Home Office to reporting to the Educational Select Committee, our work has led to important changes in national safeguarding policy and is regularly cited in the national press.
From increasing understanding of the risks to changing national safeguarding policy, our research is goal-driven and consistently gets results.
The Safeguarding Alliance identified a serious safeguarding loophole whereby registered sex offenders are able to change their name by deed poll and go under the radar of all authorities. This can put the most vulnerable at considerable and immediate risk of harm.
Our research found that the existing laws are enabling offenders to work around the system, free to obscure their identity without being monitored. The work demonstrates that there needs to be a joined-up approach between statutory and other agencies.